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The 8 Reasons I make a fulltime living online

28th August, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

When you say you're better to sell drugs to an addict you are not counting the true lifetime value of that person. If they are on drugs they are less productive and the whole society suffers. You need to take a long hard look at what you are doing there buddy. I'm disgusted.

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The Google Slap on Affiliate Marketing

29th July, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

If you would allow me a quick digression please I would like to thank Mark for making the effort to present at WIS. I attended the World Internet Summit #38 and want to sincerely thank Mark for his presentation. It was one of the best presentations during the four days of the Summit and others I have spoken to remarked on how frank and...

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Need some advice to get my niche

29th July, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

Great answer James. Popular categories on eBay & Amazon are good too. Alexa.com has data on trends and traffic.

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Need some advice to get my niche

27th July, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

Hi Samuel I've tested a couple of niches using PPC and found that it is too expensive to get traffic on them. Perhaps a better strategy for these niches is to drive free traffic then receive PPC revenue using AdSense (or non Google equivalents). When you are researching a niche you not only need lots of searches but you also need very low...

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Not making any sales - what should I do?

27th July, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

Hi Nicola I'm no expert but do you have tracking on your site? You need first to monitor traffic to ensure you've got a benchmark. Once that's installed you can go for some PPC traffic using one of the cheaper sources (not Google) I'd suggest facebook ads or maybe Miva. Please feel free to contact me if you want more help. My site...

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The 8 Reasons I make a fulltime living online

28th August, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

When you say you're better to sell drugs to an addict you are not counting the true lifetime value of that person. If they are on drugs they are less productive and the whole society suffers. You need to take a long hard look at what you are doing there buddy. I'm disgusted.

Read Full Entry | 25 comments

The Google Slap on Affiliate Marketing

29th July, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

If you would allow me a quick digression please I would like to thank Mark for making the effort to present at WIS. I attended the World Internet Summit #38 and want to sincerely thank Mark for his presentation. It was one of the best presentations during the four days of the Summit and others I have spoken to remarked on how frank and...

Read Full Entry | 31 comments

Need some advice to get my niche

29th July, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

Great answer James. Popular categories on eBay & Amazon are good too. Alexa.com has data on trends and traffic.

Read Full Entry | 6 comments

Need some advice to get my niche

27th July, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

Hi Samuel I've tested a couple of niches using PPC and found that it is too expensive to get traffic on them. Perhaps a better strategy for these niches is to drive free traffic then receive PPC revenue using AdSense (or non Google equivalents). When you are researching a niche you not only need lots of searches but you also need very low...

Read Full Entry | 6 comments

Not making any sales - what should I do?

27th July, 2009 - Posted by Michael Smale

Hi Nicola I'm no expert but do you have tracking on your site? You need first to monitor traffic to ensure you've got a benchmark. Once that's installed you can go for some PPC traffic using one of the cheaper sources (not Google) I'd suggest facebook ads or maybe Miva. Please feel free to contact me if you want more help. My site...

Read Full Entry | 9 comments